Wildflowers of Mammoth Cave National Park provides an in-depth field guide to 400 wildflowers found along the trails and roads within the park, nearly all of them species found throughout Kentucky and in neighboring states. Each wildflower is represented by a brilliant full-color photograph and accompanied by a text that identifies its characteristics: colors, floral and leaf forms, flowering time, and native or introduced status, as well as the plant's folklore, past herbal or medicinal use, and myriad other myths and historical facts. For those enthusiasts eager to search for new discoveries, the appendixes provide tables showing the observed flowering period, a flower hunting planning guide, and an index of flowers by trail. Here is an indispensable book for the amateur enthusiast and the professional botanist alike.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 146 x 14 mm
"Seymour promises to help readers identify more than 400 species of flowers, shown in full-color photos along with detailed descriptions." -- Knoxville News Sentinel
"The book is so informative and beautiful, it teeters dangerously upon gratifying the reader without having to visit the place." -- Southern Seen